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Quick Tip: If you get any of your home energy from renewables you can enter the amount in the relevant "Renewables ... %" field and your footprint will be calculated in proportion to the amount of renewables in the mix.

Electricity

Average electricity usage

Average electricity usage varies from country to country, and even in one country will vary enormously from season to season.

For the UK, according to the government, in 2017 the average home in the UK used 4,200 kWh of electricity per year. This is for a household with an average 2.4 people.

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Renewables

Renewables – Electricity

If known, enter the percentage of your electricity that comes form renewable sources.

The Electricity Info website publishes a fuel mix list for the main UK energy suppliers and you can use the figure from the "renewable" column in the table in our calculator.

Natural Gas

Average gas usage

Average gas usage varies from country to country, and even in one country will vary enormously from season to season.

For the UK, according to the UK government, in 2017 the average home in the UK used 12,000 kWh of natural gas per year. This is for a household with an average 2.4 people.

Source

Renewables
Biomass

Biomass

The emissions factor used for biomass is the one for wood pellets as these are the type of biomass most typically used in domestic biomass systems.

Coal
Heating Oil
LPG

LPG

Also known as Propane and Butane.
Typically purchased in gas bottles of varying weights.

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Your Carbon Footprint

Cost per metric tonne of CO₂ = £20.00
As you add items to your footprint a summary will appear here.